Loopy Lou the DJ in a Box

This digital recorder combines fun audio function in a handmade wood housing.
created by

Richard Upchurch

$76.00

Richard Upchurch created by

Richard Upchurch

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In the Loop

This playful gadget puts a digital recording tool in the palm of your hand. Hit the red record button to capture vocals or other sounds, and then manipulate them with loops and pitch-bending playback for beatboxing and all-around audio fun. The handmade wood housing with DJ turntable-inspired graphics makes this a user-friendly package that will invite endless sonic experimentation for teens and adults alike. Handmade by Richard Upchurch in Brooklyn, New York.

Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Made in New York

Richard Upchurch

created by

Richard Upchurch

location

New York

created by

Richard Upchurch

location

New York

“Everything we do is built on previous days and our ability to move forward into something positive. Those days add up.”

While visiting his family in Mississippi, Richard Upchurch was sitting in the living room with his nephew, who was lost in a sea of toys. In the cacophony of beeps and pre-recorded noises, he thought it would be fun to build him a device to explore his own voice. Richard started out cutting and sanding wood on his apartment roof, gluing parts in his bedroom, and assembling in the kitchen. A year later, he began to build his business and community at a wood shop in Brooklyn. His company became an internship provider for local programs that promote self-sufficiency for inner-city students ages 15–19. "My goal for all who work with us is to feel a sense of place and pride in building something with their own hands, and find a voice in a world that often tells them to be quiet" he says.

Vist our blog to take a tour of Richard's Brooklyn studio and to read more about his tech toys.

Handmade Made in the USA
Ages
14+
Made from
plastic, electrical components, acrylic, plywood
Measurements
3" L x 2" W x 3.5" H
Ingredients
Care
Batteries can be replaced by unscrewing back cover and removing battery pack lid.
Notes
Includes 2 AAA batteries.

Includes looping switch, pitch control knob, 1/8" output jack for headphones, speakers, or recording gear.

30-second record sample.
Item ID
26111

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship in the US:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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Engages kids, fairly durable.

5

This is a fun little device that engages kids. I bought 5 for a traveling music program, and they were subjected to daily heavy use by kids of all ages, and also banged around in a travel trailer almost every day this summer. I think they stood up fairly well. The couple of things that gave out, after hundreds and hundreds of kids played with them, was the switch in one and the headphone jack in another. We just hot glued them back. So I'm pretty pleased, and would recommend them.

Olympia, WA

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The coolest gadget I've seen in a long time!

5

I love the quality and simple beauty of this toy. Promotes initiative and creative thinking and allows for endless exploration.

Maryland

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The product is ok

2

I purchased this for my wife for our 5th anniversary. At 5 years you are supposed to buy something wooden. I bought this to put our wedding song on it so she could play it. When it arrived it didn't work and I even changed the batteries. The return was better than any company I've ever dealt with. When the second arrived it wouldn't record an entire song, less than 4 minutes. No where on the site did it mention maximum recording length. The sound is ok.

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Fun in a box

5

My hubby is a sound engineer and we had a blast playing with this at Xmas dinner ...

Santa Barbara

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What a Hit!!

5

I bought this as a gift for my 8 year old grandson along with the Mason Jar amplifier. Once we really got the hang of it, the whole day was filled with creative sounds from the whole family being looped!! My son-in-law was letting his kid-ness out and having a lot of fun with it. It's truly a unique gift that's fun for the whole family! Thank you Unncommon Goods for offering this to us.

Watsonville, CA

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Unusual and fun toy!

4

Batteries not included. Directions very tiny on box and don't include how-to re batteries. Otherwise, 6-year old loves it.

Philadelphia PA

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Loopy Lou the DJ in a Box

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